Gartner Expert

Denis Torii

VP Analyst

Denis Torii is an analyst in the Enterprise Operations group, currently covering Composable ERP strategies, implementation methodologies and best practices for ERP application selection, implementation and support best practices.

Cloud ERP Strategies and vendors, ERP governance, third-party support for ERP are also covered by him.

ERP megavendors (SAP, Microsoft, Oracle) application-related discussions are also part of his daily conversations with clients.

Industries that Mr. Torii worked with in the past include automotive, agribusiness, process manufacturing, CPG and public sector entities.

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Torii had several roles related to SAP ERP implementation initiatives (including global and complex deployments), from system integration expert to solution architect and project manager, including a sales executive position. He led multiskilled SAP functional teams, involving a diverse set of client industries, with strong experience in manufacturing companies (CPG, agribusiness and automotive).

Professional background


Business and System Integration Manager


Business and System Integration Consultant/Analyst

Areas of coverage

Applications and Software Engineering Leaders


Technology Marketing Effectiveness


B.S., Electrical Engineering, Universidade de Sao Paulo (Poli-USP)

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How are ERP megavendors (Microsoft, Oracle or SAP) latest ERP offerings positioned in the market, and how do we evaluate if they fit our ERP strategy?

2Does third-party support fit into my ERP strategy? What are the pros and cons of that approach?

3How to setup an ERP governance model that helps ERP strategies to be deployed and generate value across the application lifecycle?

4How to create a global ERP strategy that recognizes differences across different units and regions but at the same time seeks reasonable standardization across the enterprise?

5Do I really need an ERP strategy to start selecting my next ERP application? Why?